Hope in Christ

“4 Show me your ways, Lord,teach me your paths.5 Guide me in your truth and teach me,for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalms 25:4-5 NIV This has become one of my breath prayer verses when I put on the full armor of God daily. I pray […]

Give With Purpose…

Gifts of Purpose Catalog The Christmas season is just around the corner! As you make and exchange Christmas lists, we invite you to rethink Christmas. To give a gift that doesn’t fit under the Christmas tree. To give a gift that gives joy & purpose to a vulnerable child. With Lifesong’s 2013 Gifts of Purpose […]

Age of Accountability

SO WHAT’S THE AGE OF ACCOUNTABILITY?   In my last post, I discussed John MacArthur’s book- “Safe in the Arms of God…”  and how children below the age of accountability reach heaven instantly.   MacArthur states that there is no real age of accountability notated in the bible.  He does note that Jesus was twelve when he […]

Instant Heaven….

This week I am studying and reading the book that is on my resource page by John MacArthur “Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven about the Death of a Child.   In the beginning pages, John discusses being interviewed by Larry King following the aftermath of 911.  Larry asks John point blank “a […]

Joy Comes In the Morning

“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.”  Psalm 30:5  NASB When I was single, I went to a ladies conference at Doublehead Resort with my home church, Willowbrook.   It was a beautiful fall […]

Pure and Faultless Religion….

Orphan Sunday. From many sources, one voice. On November 3rd, 2013, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God’s great love for the orphan will find echo in our lives as well. (from OrphanSunday.org)   One Day. One Voice. One Purpose. // Orphan Sunday Does your […]

When You Seek God

When we seek God with our whole heart, we will surely find him.  Today I planted in the prayer garden one of my most favorite verses in the bible from Matthew 7:7-8.   “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone […]

Hannah’s Prayer Answered – And it happened – Did you see that?

One of the most powerful and meaningful passages in the Bible that I studied and read during my season of infertility was from the book of 1 Samuel.   For our devotion blog today I want you to look at I Samuel 1:10-18 more in depth: 10 In her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. […]

Have You Ever Asked, “Why Me?”

When it had been several years of infertility, my husband, Steve and I would ask why we were going through this trial of infertility.  We were trying to make sense of the trial.  Finally toward the end of the trial, my husband Steve said  “Why not me?”  Sounds like an odd thing to say in the midst […]

Hope Deferred

When I went through the frustration of infertility, I had a fellow pastor’s wife who had also suffered from infertility give the verse from Proverbs 13:12.  “Hope deferred makes a heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” NIV Often when someone struggles with something like fertility and miscarriage, there are so […]